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  • Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Speech on Utah Monuments… (also links to full Trump Speech)

    12/04/2017 1:46:14 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 7 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 4, 2017 | Sundance
    Former Navy SEAL and current Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke delivers brief remarks at the Capitol Building in Utah. Prior to President Trump signing a national monument proclamation, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told a packed-house crowd the Antiquities Act, an obscure law that Barack Obama used to broaden federal monuments in Utah, ‘was never meant to prevent. It was meant to protect.’ “Our public land is for the public to use,” Zinke said.
  • The Answer to Charlottesville Is the Answer to Everything

    08/18/2017 3:40:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 18,2017 | Avner Zarmi
    Now that we’ve had a few days to cool down over the riot last Saturday in Charlottesville, we can look at the matter a little more dispassionately and discern a pattern working its way out. The people who organized the so-called “Unite the Right” rally are members of a fringe group that, for better or worse, has come to be called the “alt-right.” Their core ideology appear­s to be that “white men,” that is, those of northwest European heritage, are the bearers of civilization and all that is noble, and are presently under assault by the Left. When President Trump...
  • Interior Secretary Zinke Comes To Bunkerville

    07/31/2017 2:04:23 PM PDT · by Twotone · 4 replies
    Redoubt News ^ | July 31, 2017 | Shari Dovale
    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke visited Bunkerville, Nevada over the weekend and spoke with reporters of his support for the national monuments. In April, President Trump signed an executive order directing the Secretary to review all monuments since 1996 that included more than 100,000 acres. Zinke visited the Gold Butte and Basin and Range National Monuments as part of his review. Zinke told reporters that he is an advocate for monuments. “I am an advocate for public access,” he said. Zinke also said that he is in favor of the traditional uses, specifically citing ‘ranching’ as a part of the culture...
  • Second parchment copy of Declaration of Independence found — in England

    04/21/2017 6:32:46 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 13 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 4/21/2017 | John R. Ellemont
    Two Harvard University researchers announced Friday that they have found a second parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence in a tiny records office in southern England. The only other parchment copy is maintained by the National Archives in Washington, D.C., researchers Emily Sneff and Danielle Allen said in a statement. The newly discovered document — which the two have dated to the 1780s — was found in the town of Chichester archives, and is believed to have originally belonged to Duke of Richmond who was known as the “Radical Duke,’’ for the support he gave to Americans during the...
  • Homeland Security Rationing Ammo to Agents in the Field

    03/13/2017 1:53:31 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 36 replies
    WND ^ | March 12 2017 | STEVE PEACOCK
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it possesses a “limited amount” of 9mm bullets for agents in the field as well as for training purposes, and it is rationing its ammunition based on internal requests until it can award a new contract. [ ] The apparent role poor planning, or another agenda, played in the issue came to light when ICE said it would have run out of 9mm ammo by June 2017 in the absence of a modified contract with its supplier, Vista Outdoor Inc. So, the agency last month approved a $363,307 ceiling increase to contract No. HSCEMS-11-D-00002....
  • What Thomas Jefferson meant by "unalienable rights"

    12/15/2016 10:42:58 AM PST · by Crucial · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Sept. 23, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    When Thomas Jefferson crafted the Declaration of Independence, he pointed to “certain unalienable rights” with which we were endowed by our “Creator.” What did he mean when he wrote the phrase “unalienable rights,” and what rights are “unalienable”? Jefferson understood “unalienable rights” as fixed rights given to us by our Creator rather than by government. The emphasis on our Creator is crucial, because it shows that the rights are permanent just as the Creator is permanent. Jefferson’s thought on the source of these rights was impacted by Oxford’s William Blackstone, who described “unalienable rights” as “absolute” rights–showing that they were...
  • DOJ Fines Denver Sheriff Dept For Only Hiring U.S. Citizens for Deputy Positions

    11/22/2016 7:44:34 AM PST · by detective · 71 replies
    Law Newz ^ | 11/22/2016 | Rachel Stockman
    The Justice Department reached a settlement this week with the Denver Sheriff Department, after they allegedly discriminated against work-authorized immigrants by only considering the applications of U.S. citizens. “The Denver Sheriff Department discriminated based on citizenship status by requiring applicants for deputy sheriff positions to be U.S. citizens and publishing job postings with U.S. citizenship requirements, in violation of the INA (Immigration and Nationality Act),” a statement from the DOJ reads.  INA prohibits employers from limiting jobs to U.S. citizens (except where they are required to do so by law).
  • Feds: Because of Climate Change ‘We Will Have to Say Goodbye’ to Lady Liberty, Virgin Islands,

    10/08/2016 10:10:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/7/2016 | Penny Starr
    The Department of Interior’s blog [1] stated Thursday that the biggest threat to seven of the most iconic landmarks in the United States is climate change. “Climate change is the biggest threat to our national parks,” the blog stated. “It’s not just a future threat -- we’re seeing the impacts right now at national parks and other public lands across the country. “We must #ActOnClimate to ensure that current and future generations can enjoy America’s most treasured places,” the blog stated. “If we don’t, we will have to say goodbye to these iconic views.” Here are the seven places the...
  • Malkin: Stop Obama's War On Watchdogs

    10/20/2015 6:31:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 21, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    In the sadistic era of fraudulent Hope and Change, inspectors general inside the federal government have been kicked, neutered and starved of the authority and information they need to do their jobs. It's transparently clear: President Obama loathes and fears independent watchdogs. Accountability is an empty talking point without whistleblower protection and investigative autonomy. That is why Capitol Hill must do everything in its power to stop the White House war on the public's ombudsmen. Federal inspector generals across dozens of agencies are begging lawmakers to grant them access to public records as guaranteed by the 1978 Inspector General Act....
  • Four Times the Declaration of Independence Mentions God, and Why It Matters

    07/04/2016 3:03:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 3, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    Many historians call the Founding Fathers "Deists," and many of them were not true Christians -- after all, Thomas Jefferson tore all the miracles out of the Gospels! But judging by the Declaration of Independence, our Founders were more religious than many think: our founding document mentions God no less than four times.This is not to say America was founded as an explicitly Christian nation -- the federal government has never had an established religion. But the Jewish and Christian understandings of God deeply influenced the founding generation, and that influence radiates from the Declaration of Independence.Here are the four...
  • Louisiana lawmaker labels Declaration of Independence racist in debate

    05/28/2016 8:58:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | May 28, 2016
    The Declaration of Independence came under attack from an unlikely quarter—a state legislator. Louisiana lawmaker Barbara Norton (D-Shreveport), argued that America’s founding document was racist during debate on a bill requiring public school students in the state to recite the Declaration of Independence daily, Fox & Friends reported Saturday. “For the Declaration of Independence only Caucasians (were) free,” Norton, who is black, said Wednesday during the debate on the floor of the Louisiana House of Representatives. “And for you to bring a bill to require that our children will recite the Declaration of Independence I think it’s a little bit...
  • Interior Department quietly suspends Arctic drilling leases

    10/18/2015 9:09:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 10/18/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    As part of the Friday night news dump, the Obama administration did a complete about face on the subject of Arctic oil exploration. After years of supporting research and efforts to keep our options open for future energy development, Interior Department boss Sally Jewell sent out word that extensions or expansion of permits for drilling off of Alaska’s coast would essentially be extinguished. (Seattle Times)
  • Meet 7 of the Most Interesting Founding Fathers You’ve Never Heard Of

    07/02/2015 5:42:55 PM PDT · by gwjack · 29 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 7/2/2015 | Michael Sabo
    When reading the Declaration of Independence over the holiday weekend, it’s easy to skip over the names of the signers and focus instead on the sweeping language of the second paragraph. This overlooks the fact that the signers pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honor in order to found a country upon self-evident truths rooted in the nature of man.
  • What the Declaration of Independence Really Claimed

    07/04/2015 8:16:42 AM PDT · by unlearner · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/4/2015 | Randy Barnett
    Today, while all Americans have heard of the Declaration of Independence, all too few have read more than its second sentence. Yet the Declaration shows the natural rights foundation of the American Revolution and provides important information about what the founders believed makes a constitution or government legitimate. It also raises the question of how these fundamental rights are reconciled with the idea of “the consent of the governed,” another idea for which the Declaration is famous. When reading the Declaration, it is worth keeping in mind two very important facts. The Declaration constituted high treason against the Crown. Every...
  • CNN Anchor: ‘Our Rights Do Not Come From God’

    02/12/2015 10:19:21 AM PST · by PROCON · 159 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Feb. 12, 2015 | Curtis Kalin
    During a heated discussion over gay marriage, CNN morning Anchor Chris Cuomo opined that the unalienable rights endowed to all Americans do not come from God. Cuomo was debating Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. Near the end of the back-and-forth and after Moore argued that rights cannot be handed down by men, Cuomo blurted out:“Our rights do not come from God, your honor, and you know that. They come from man... That’s your faith, that’s my faith, but that’s not our country. Our laws come from collective agreement and compromise.”
  • Federal Judge Accuses DOJ Attorneys of Defrauding The Court, Threatening Witness ...

    01/26/2015 5:54:36 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 1/26/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Late last week reporter Tim Steller of the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson published a piece about alleged serious misconduct and intimidation from DOJ attorneys during the trial and lawsuit of former ATF agent and whistleblower Jay Dobyns against the government. One of the recently unsealed documents, a Dec. 1 opinion by Judge Allegra, finally explains why in October the judge voided his original decision, made in August, to award Dobyns $173,000. (He later reversed his decision to void the judgment, which still stands.) The reason: The judge believed that Justice Department attorneys had “committed fraud on the court.” One...
  • Speech on the 150th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence: Calvin Coolidge July 5th 1926

    07/04/2014 8:20:46 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 6 replies
    July 4th 2014 | Cripplecreek
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania We meet to celebrate the birthday of America. The coming of a new life always excites our interest. Although we know in the case of the individual that it has been an infinite repetition reaching back beyond our vision, that only makes it the more wonderful. But how our interest and wonder increase when we behold the miracle of the birth of a new nation. It is to pay our tribute of reverence and respect to those who participated in such a mighty event that we annually observe the fourth day of July. Whatever may have been the...
  • Obama’s Interior Secretary to Dying Eskimos: “I’ve Listened to Your Stories, Now I Have to

    02/28/2014 5:11:23 PM PST · by lowbridge · 70 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | february 28, 2014 | daniel greenfield
    In one of Alaska’s most remote outposts, where a thousand hardy souls make their homes, the Obama administration has put the fate of birds and bears above the lives of people, blocking construction of an 11-mile gravel trail connecting a tiny fishing hamlet to a life-saving airport. King Cove has a clinic, but no hospital or doctor. Residents must fly 600 miles to Anchorage, via Cold Bay’s World War II airstrip, for most medical procedures including serious trauma cases and childbirth. Frequent gale-force winds and thick fog often delay or jeopardize medevac flights. According to local Aleutian elders, 19 people...
  • Interior Secretary Orders ‘Right Balance’ of Energy Development on Public Lands

    11/01/2013 9:13:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 1, 2013 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Thursday announced a “mitigation strategy” for development projects, including natural gas and oil production, on public lands. It was her first formal “secretarial order” since taking the job. “Today we have an unprecedented opportunity – using science and technology to create a better understanding of landscapes than ever before – to advance important conservation goals and achieve our development objectives together,” Jewell said in a speech at the National Press Club. She said it’s a question of striking the “right balance” between development and conservation and helping businesses to be “good partners and...
  • Oklahoma City bombing: Missing videos?

    09/16/2013 6:55:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    fox ^ | 9/15/13 | fox
    Federal Judge Orders Trial Against F.B.I.